Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aloo Bonda | Batata Vada | Maharashtrian Style Batata Vada (Mashed Potatoes dumplings coated with gram flour and deep fried)


“Aloo Bonda | Batata Vada | Maharashtrian Style Batata Vada” is a king of Maharashtrian street food. If you have ever been to this part of India and not had batata vada then you have definitely missed something. Try this recipe at home and please your loved ones or any guests visiting you. I have tried to make these batata vada the authentic way but my friends from Maharashtra are always welcome to suggest any recipe edits if required.

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Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 10 mins.
Cooking time: 15 mins.


For the stuffing:
3-4 potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves

To temper the potatoes:
1 tablespoon oil
2-3 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
Asafoetida a pinch
5-6 Curry leaves

To coat the bonda:
1 cup Gram flour
½ teaspoon carom seeds
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Soda bicarbonate a pinch

Oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients for batter and mix well to get a lump free slurry. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil and peel the potatoes.Mash them and add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves.
  3. In a tadka pan or small frying pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add mustard seeds. As they splutter, add in curry leaves, asafoetida, chopped garlic cloves. Saute for few seconds.
  4. Add the tempering to the mashed potatoes mixture.
  5. Make small round balls of mashed potatoes to form bonda.
  6. Heat oil in deep pan for frying.
  7. When enough hot, dip each bonda in gram flour slurry (which is now rested), to coat evenly and fry in hot oil.
  8. Drain the bonda on kitchen towel.
  9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.


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